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ToString Method

Regex::ToString Method

Returns the regular expression pattern that was passed into the Regex constructor.

Namespace:  System.Text.RegularExpressions
Assemblies:   System.Text.RegularExpressions (in System.Text.RegularExpressions.dll)
  System (in System.dll)

public:
virtual String^ ToString() override

Return Value

Type: System::String
The pattern parameter that was passed into the Regex constructor.

The pattern parameter consists of regular expression language elements that symbolically describe the string to match. For more information about regular expressions, see .NET Framework Regular Expressions and Regular Expression Language - Quick Reference.

Notes to Inheritors

Regex is the base class of regular expressions created by the CompileToAssembly method. These compiled regular expressions use the ToString implementation of the base class. If called from a derived class, the ToString method returns the string that was passed to the pattern parameter of the RegexCompilationInfo class constructor that was used to define the regular expression.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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